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Kevin Colbert Believes 2016 Draft Secondary Talent Is Deep

It has been a trend in recent years for the past couple of years for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Art Rooney II to make some sort of declaration to the effect that they consider the secondary a primary area of the team to address—and truthfully, you can’t necessarily say that…


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DE Stephon Tuitt Wants Steelers Defense To Be Feared In 2016

While the Pittsburgh Steelers defense probably played better in 2015 than most of us thought they would have headed into the season, the unit still needs to improve in several areas during this offseason in order to be considered one of the league’s top-ten overall defenses. With that said, Steelers…


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Jordan Dangerfield Could Factor Into Safety Equation

Of the five safeties that spent time on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 53-man roster during the 2015 season, two are set to hit free agency soon, and a third is a player who certainly appears to be viewed exclusively as a special teams contributor, having, to the best of my knowledge,…



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2015 Player Exit Meetings – S Mike Mitchell

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ season ended a few weeks earlier that they had planned it to, but now that their 2015 campaign has drawn to a conclusion, it’s time to wrap things up and take stock of where they are and how they got there. Part of that process involves holding…


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Safety Much Likelier Investment By Pittsburgh Than Corner

Ask a Pittsburgh Steelers’ fan what position they’d like to see brought in during free agency, and they’re likely to respond with a cornerback. While that sounds nice, and to an extent understandable, if you look historically, it seems unlikely. Don’t fret. That doesn’t mean they’re automatically going to ignore…


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Steelers 2015 Final Defensive Charting Notes

Sorry for putting this off, Steelers’ Nation. Didn’t want to rush our final charting of the year and now that I’ve had a couple days after the Senior Bowl, I could sort through all the data. As you probably know, we chart the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense every game and compile…


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Strong Safety One Of Biggest Riddles To Solve This Offseason

For as much hang-wringing as there might be about the cornerback position right now for the Pittsburgh Steelers, I think that the one position most up in the air in the secondary right now is that of the strong safety, where the team continues to look for the replacement for…


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In Secondary, Scouting And Talent Lacking More Than Coaching

Whenever a team has a weakness in one particular area of its personnel, it is the gut reaction to immediately put the position coach under fire. Often, perhaps too often, we see that position coach take the fall when a deeper analysis might show that he wasn’t the problem. The…



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Steelers 2016 Draft Needs: Defense Overview

With the Pittsburgh Steelers 2015 season now firmly behind us, we can now take a good look at the teams 2016 draft needs. In this post, we will look at every defensive position group from a needs standpoint as the team enters the offseason. Defensive End – (Moderate Need) –…



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David Todd: Quick Thoughts On Steelers Versus Broncos Divisional Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers season came to an end Sunday afternoon at Sports Authority Field at Mile High as they were defeated 23-16 by the AFC’s #1-seeded Denver Broncos in the divisional round of the playoffs. The pregame hype focused on the health and capabilities of the two future Hall of…


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Steelers 2016 Salary Cap: Early Offseason Look Ahead

Being as the Pittsburgh Steelers 2015 season has now come to an end it is time to take a quick look ahead at what the team’s early 2016 salary cap picture will look like during the offseason. As you can see in the table below, the Steelers currently have 43 players under…